Category Archives: Viva

Kitty Kats and Pastels

I’ve got two candidates for Today’s Perfect Moment. Maybe by writing them out, I will be able to choose. The first is testament to my cat. Today could have been a complete disaster. Either the alarm went off and I … Continue reading

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Overcoming Obstacles

How often do we really look at our world? How often do we see everything?  Part of the mandate of Today’s Perfect Moment is to find those things that we may overlook.  I have stood at this bus stop for … Continue reading

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People You Meet

I met a fan of Notre Dame on the bus today.  I rarely talk to anyone on the bus, but today was special.  I also talked to a woman who moved from Vancouver to star her own marijuana business in … Continue reading

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Spotted: A Bike Locker

With the weather getting better, my thoughts naturally turn to my bicycle and the joy of riding. Coincidently, I managed to rediscover the bike lockers (not locks, not stand, lockers) at my nearest subway station.  They certainly seem more secure … Continue reading

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Life Echoes A Book

On the bus today, I noticed the young woman beside me had a tattoo. I am fascinated by this and asked her about it.  Usually, when I do this, the people are very enthusiastic to talk about it.  Today, however, … Continue reading

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A Splash of Colour on the Subway

There is really no halfway. On the subway, you either make eye contact or you don’t.  I tend to make eye contact, but mostly I am looking at the books people are reading.  I am not sure what it is … Continue reading

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Kerouac Found Me

She was beautiful, she had her own style, and she was reading On The Road. I am not going to wax lyrical about the book.  I have conflicting feelings about the book.  I have read it several times and felt … Continue reading

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Confusing Scenes from the Bus

Today, as I continued to mourn the loss of Gord Downie, a scene on the bus made me realize that I find people amusing….or is it confusing. Two different people were talking on their phones; one in front of me … Continue reading

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A Lucky Penny

  Standing at the bus stop. Minding my own business.  The bright, pre-noon, sun forcing me to look down.  I spotted a penny.  There was a time when we called them lucky pennies. I picked it up. I put it … Continue reading

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With the Best of Intentions

I am not sure this picture caught it well, and I had to rush to get my camera on, but basically, someone put a planter exactly where the bus door opens–two planters in fact.  Not only that, but the plants … Continue reading

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